Aid Climbing Clinic

Length:1 day

Prices are per-person, per day
1 climber    $435
2 climbers  $235

Dates:Custom, private dates are available year-round
Season:Spring, Summer and Fall

Aid-climbing skills can make it possible for you to attempt routes that might otherwise be out of your range because of short difficult sections. Aid climbing can also allow you to climb big walls of rock that would otherwise be well-beyond your climbing abilities. Smith Rock is an excellent training ground for big-wall and aid climbing. The skills that you can build, practice and develop here can be used on big walls around the world, from Yosemite to Kyrgyzstan.

This aid climbing clinic is great for climbers who have always wanted to climb the Monkey Face, but weren’t sure how to handle the bolt ladder. It’s also great for climbers who already know the basics and want to delve into A2 and C2 territory

Skills that you’ll learn and practice:

  • Hauling systems
  • Leading efficiently
  • Ascending a fixed rope
  • Placing protection for direct aiding
  • Cleaning overhangs and traversing pitches
  • Bounce-testing lead gear
  • High-stepping in your aiders
  • Lead-belaying with a Gri-gri

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Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(541) 633-7450

"Ben from Smith Rock Climbing is awesome. Was impressed at how great he was with our kids, creating an amazing first climbing experience for them."

Rory D.
Seattle, WA

"We did a family climbing trip to Smith Rock State Park with this outfit and had a fantastic time. Aaron was our guide and was incredibly patient, encouraging, and skilled with us and our three kids ages 12, 10, & 8. All the equipment was provided and we felt very safe. It was a very positive experience for us and we enjoyed a great day at the crags. Don't miss a chance to climb this spectacular park. Well worth it !"

Alfie C.
Portland, OR

"I have climbed twice with them at Smith Rock, and both times have been outstanding. Cliff is a great guide and a blast to spend a day with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to climb out there, or on Hood."

Eric S.
Portland, OR

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This course is for climbers who already have solid anchor building skills and lead-climbing experience.

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